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Now describe ball under sea

by Owen Temple on 9 December, 2009

A reader suggeted to me that I should tell you the “scores on the doors” for the surveys on this site. It seemed a good idea so I had a look behind the scenes at the latest one. Regular readers may remember that you can actually find out what the scores are by voting yourself. […]

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by Owen Temple on 5 November, 2008

The website has been changing servers, which is why there has been no update and some unavailability for some days. Normal service will be resumed shortly.

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Telling it the way it is

by Owen Temple on 2 October, 2008

We got some new bathroom scales in our house recently – and I don’t like them. They are less generous (and more accurate) than the old ones. They have punctured my self deceit. Recently the providers of “mycouncillor” websites have created a new counter for this website. They run it alongside the old one, but it is […]

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Cobblers 2

by Owen Temple on 25 April, 2008

With the election looming, I thought you might be interested in a little history. Eight years ago, Durham City had been ruled by Labour for as long as anyone could remember. It is no longer – and some of the fatal undermining of that regime was achieved by a disgruntled cobbler. The story is worth […]

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They work for you!

by Owen Temple on 21 April, 2008

You may be surprised to know that these words refer to MPs. Actually, they are also the name of a website which contains a wealth of information about what your MP has been doing and saying – or not doing and saying – as the case may be. You can find the website at http://www.theyworkforyou.com/ or click the […]

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Is there anyone out there?

by Owen Temple on 12 February, 2008

It’s been encouraging. A steady increase in the number of hits on the site, and then last night when I logged on to administer the site there were four comments waiting to be moderated. I was suprised if the loose railing outside Lloyds TSB had roused so much interest, but perhaps someone was going to tell […]

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Happy New Year 2008

by Owen Temple on 1 January, 2008

Happy New Year to all readers. I hope it is a prosperous and happy one for you.  As your councillor I have made a number of resolutions. Apart from the usual one of getting a grip on my weight (which always fails) I have made a number of political ones which I will try very […]

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